School, North Slope, Alaska - Many of the students live in remote villages
near the Arctic Circle. This is the most northern school district in the
U.S.A., located north of the Arctic Circle. Camera crews went on location
to get a first hand look at the Anaktuvuk Pass, the ancestral home of the
Nunamiut or inland Eskimos. Thousands of caribou still migrate through
the Pass each fall and spring, as they have for thousands of years. The
village is linked to the outside world only by air ... and of course, technology.
The The Iñupiat Heritage Center provides a history of the area and its people.
Ussak Elementary School - Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Northern Canada -
Leo Ussak is called the "coolest" school in Canada! You'll find Rankin
Inlet on Hudson Bay, north of the Arctic Circle. Technology again gives
you the opportunity to know more about the Land of the Midnight Sun and
the Inuit. Teacher William Belsey not only helps students develop the school's
Internet site, but is a fantastic photographer as well. Several of his
photos can be found in the virtual tundra biome!
Vestmannaeyja - Vestmannaeyja, Iceland - Here is a small school on
a southern island where thermal springs warm the area year round. Iceland
is just below the Arctic Circle. The Vestmanneyja or the Westman Island
is an Icelandic resort. There is volcanic activity on the island and in
many places steam rises from the ground. Several links give you a nice
introduction to the area.
Akureyri - Akureyri, Iceland - This Icelandic school is in a small
coastal town, slightly south of the Arctic Circle. Akureyri is primarily
a fishing village. Very few trees grow in this part of the world. Thermal
springs heat much of the town. Site is in Icelandic.
Planet Biomes--Tundra - This site describes the tundra, including global
position, climate, and information about specific plants and animals.
- This website, developed by 9th grade students at Thurston High School
in Springfield, Oregon in 1997, contains information about tundra animals,
vegetation, climate, location, and health issues.
Cold Desert - This is a truly wonderful site which includes information
adaptations, land management, and conservation. It features numerous
Theme Page - This site contains nearly everything you ever wanted to
know about the Arctic Circle and the North Pole.
Places--Polar Regions - This site developed by the World Wildlife Fund
explores climate and animals in the northern and southern polar regions.